ICE STATION SPECIAL EVENT 2016
Come join us or work us on the air (February 13, 14 & 15th) for the 2016 Ice Station Event! Co-chairs Bob (WØGAF) and Dave (WØOXB) are coordinating the logistics including, but not limited to, organizing shelter, power, food/drink, erecting antennas, hooking-up radio equipment and scheduling operators.
We’ll be setting up and operating from a portable ice fishing, tent-type shelter with a portable heater. The shelter will be located on the east side of the lake. A multi-band HF antenna (center-fed Zepp; surprise!) will be supported by trees on the shore. The shelter and all gear will be taken down and stowed each evening following operation.
The QTH of Dave (KEØAIF) begins at the shore, and continues on the other side of Lake Elmo Ave. N. He is offering free parking to the first three dozen cars. Dave also is hosting the very important critiquing/networking sessions and is planning QRO-type bonfire after-hours gatherings.
Unfortunately this event is not for everyone. There is no public access to this portion of the lake; our station will not be handicap-accessible (terrain to the lake is very steep). Mobile/portable station operation is permitted and encouraged from the parking area at AIF Dave’s QTH.
Dates / Times / Schedule:
February 13, 14, 15, 2016 (Presidents’ Day weekend)
– Saturday, 2/13: 10:00 am Setup, Operating until ~4:00 pm
– Sunday, 2/14: 10:00 am – ~4:00 pm
– Monday, 2/15: 10:00 am – ~4:00 pm (~4:00 – 5:00 Dismantling)
–> Frequencies: 3.860, 7.260, 14.260, 21.360, 28.360 MHz
– Tune +/– 20 KHz if QRM
– SSB mode; digital operation may be used by those interested
QSL certificates will be available when requested via email address:
Visitors are certainly welcome to attend but for liability insurance reasons, all scheduled participants must be 2016 SARA members.